Long before you plant your garden, the daydreaming begins. Each year about now we start thinking about colours and designs; what to keep from last year and what to update. This year, before you go any further, let us inspire you with our take on the latest garden trends for 2017. It starts with a free design event that shows you how to create an outdoor planter – and much more!
Spring It Up
Join us this Thursday, April 27 from 6pm to 9pm at our Stoney Creek location for an incredible design-focused evening including a Free Magnolia Home Gift for the First 100 People in attendance, Free 15 Minute Design Consultation with our Experts, Home-related Exhibitors and Free Seminars including:
- Benjamin Moore: Colour and Your Home by Bay City Paints
- Add Some Spring into Your Home by Stoney Creek Furniture’s Design Team
- How to Create an Outdoor Planter by The Watering Can Flower Market
Here’s a sneak preview of 2017 Garden Trends:
Succulents. Cacti and succulents are the it plants for 2017. What’s great? They thrive with very little care and they look amazing. They also touch on another trend – mindfulness in the garden. The sublime beauty of succulents reminds us of the joy that comes from simply spending time cultivating growing things.
Container gardening. Many of us don’t have a full size garden. No worries! Container gardening is hugely popular. Do your research. You’ll be surprised at the diversity of plants that do well in a container. Choose plants that look good and provide function – like strawberries, lavender and rosemary – even salad greens like kale! (Growing edible plants is very trendy!)
Repurpose. Before you toss that candlestick, basket, chair or wall hanging from inside your home – consider if it can work outside on your patio. Recycling from home to garden is on trend and practical. Things like vintage rocking chairs are especially popular. Sometimes a coat of weather resistant paint is all you need to rejuvenate a treasure.
Natural elements. Embrace what nature has provided – or add it if necessary. Gardens incorporating rocks, driftwood, tree stumps and more are ‘in’ this year. It’s a look that speaks to ease and effortlessness.
Bright colours. This year, go bright! Orange, fuchsia, bright yellow and red are spectacular in the garden. Be bold and vibrant with the colours of your plants.
Statement planters. Consider it a focal point for the garden! Brightly-painted planters with charm and whimsy are also on trend for 2017. Get a head start by learning how to create a beautiful planter at Spring it Up!
RSVP for Spring It Up now. See you there – and bring your green thumb!